Physical experts have warned Messi about the recovery time needed when returning to play after a long break from the COVID-19 epidemic.
Lionel Messi and his La Liga colleagues took a break from playing for more than 10 days after the organizers decided to postpone the tournament to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Currently, all have to isolate themselves at home and train separately to maintain fitness.
Even so, it took Messi and his colleagues a few weeks to regain their best form after a long break from COVID-19. That is the warning of the leading physical experts in La Liga. The solution, in this case, is to organize friendly matches for 10 days, or 2 weeks before the Spanish championship returns.
Paulino Granero, CSKA Moscow’s physical coach and the Russian team, said: “I have one thing that is very clear, Messi is the best player and plays a very different football than everyone. it will take several weeks to return to being the usual Messi.”
“You asked why that is? Simply put, Messi’s special technical moves can only be done when he is in the best condition because these are not the basic techniques that other players often use.
According to coach Granero, an important factor determining the quality of a team is the link between the players. Therefore, if a team wants to regain good form after at least 15 days of rest, they need to go through at least 1 match to regain the feeling of playing football and help the body adapt to the intensity of movement like always.
Physical coach Dani Pastor of Real Mallorca also added: “There are situations of dispute on the pitch that the players will not be in the gym, home garden or parking lot. When the game is over, the players will lack the competition to keep up their normal form.”